I used these as gifts for our ladies at the Ladies' Christmas Party last night. Each lady chose two coasters - or candle mats, in this case - and a mini candle from Bath & Body Works.
|Just a few of the designs. I love the pink and brown ones the best!|
I assembled the mats and candles in a basket so they could just walk by and choose their own.
The other gift I'm working on is this Christmas Table Ensemble. The pattern is written to make three separate items, but I'm making two of the long table runners.
|I haven't quite finished the second one yet - still have the binding to finish!|
I had some pre-cut fabric triangles from several years ago that I got free when I ordered something else. I tried making something from it back then, but my experience working with triangles was zilch and I couldn't make them work in the pattern I had chosen. So I put them away until a few days ago, when I wanted to find something quick and easy to make for some hostess gifts. I found this pattern and began sewing the triangles in between each coaster - and in no time I had enough half-square triangle sets to make my two table runners. I used a tan tone-on-tone fabric instead of bright white to make the look a little softer, and I love this combination! I have decided to keep one of these and use the other as a hostess gift. I'll probably be making more of these as hostess gifts, and at least one of the big square table toppers for myself.
I'm linking up with Randi at i have to say for Show and Tell Tuesday. What do you have in the works this week?
Day 3 Scripture:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." ~~ John 1:1-3